5 Tips to Keep in Mind to Upsize Your Instagram Game
Summer is slowly creeping in with the intense heat already, and you all know what that means - more beach photos with the whole squad!
Upsize your Instagram account with better, polished and classy photos with these tips from some of the best photographers and influencers around the metro:
1. Follow the light
At a recent Sony event, lifestyle photographer Kitty Bunag and actress Nadine Lustre talked about how good and proper lighting can do wonders for your photos. The right amount of light will make or break the drama in your picture. Learn to see everyday things in a good light.
2. Give it space
Don’t be afraid of space… in your photos at least. Experiment with using negative space to make your subject pop out more. Cramping too many things into one square might make the picture look messy. There’s a lot you can do with empty spaces if you want people to focus on your subject.
3. The rule of thirds
The gridlines on your camera phones are there for a reason. If you’re still a newbie in photography, the gridlines will be a huge help to keep your photos in focus and scaled right. It isn’t easy in the beginning but when you find the right angles for your pictures, capturing photos of difficult subjects will be a lot more fun.
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4. Be mindful
Inspiration can be found in everyday objects. This summer, capture the art of what goes on around you. Take the photo of the sand in your toes or the palm trees reaching the skies. Don’t be afraid to click your cameras when you find something beautiful to shoot.
5. Evoke emotion
Your photos aren’t there just to make your Instagram account pretty to look at. They need to visually tell a story, spark emotions from your audience and encourage them. A photo, taken well, can actually do more for a person than a 500-word article. A picture represents something deeper that helps others understand what goes on around them.
Bonus tip: Unless you're trying to impress and audience, then just do what you want to do with your profile! It's your account - it's all about you and your expression on the things you want to capture and post.
Re-live your memorable moments in vivid color with your cool pictures. Here’s to a happy summer everyone!